Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is very simple to make and makes a great filling side dish to any Mexican meal. A stir-in of cilantro and lime juice transforms plain cooked rice into a lively side.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

The best part about this recipe is that it’s simple to make, and uses just a few staple ingredients. Cilantro Lime Rice can be used as a filler for homemade tacos or burritos or you can add it to soups. Down-to-earth ingredients come together to form such a delicious and clean flavor.

 This dish is perfect for those who are looking for something quick and easy to prepare but still packs a punch in terms of flavor. The combination of fresh cilantro and zesty lime makes the rice taste light and refreshing, while the addition of garlic gives it a nice depth of flavor. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover rice that you may have sitting in your fridge.

Cilantro Lime Rice

To make this recipe, simply cook your rice as you normally would. Once it’s done, add in some freshly chopped cilantro, lime juice, and minced garlic. Stir everything together until the rice is evenly coated with the flavors. You can adjust the amount of cilantro and lime juice to suit your personal taste.

 For an extra kick of flavor, you can also add in some diced jalapenos or serrano peppers. This will give the rice a nice spicy kick that pairs perfectly with Mexican dishes.

 Overall, this Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves fresh and flavorful dishes that are easy to make. It’s a great addition to any meal and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


Here's a list of what you need to make Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Olive oil
  • Basmati rice or long-grain rice
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice and zest
  • Chicken broth
  • Sea Salt
  • Minced Garlic
  • JalapeƱo

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How To Make Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the raw rice and stir to coat with the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally until the rice has started to brown. Add the garlic and cook a minute more.

  • Add broth, salt, and lime zest to the rice. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and lower the heat to low to maintain a very low simmer.

  • Cook undisturbed for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.

  • Transfer the rice to a serving bowl. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro and diced jalapeƱo(optional).

  • What to Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice

    This super delicious rice dish is perfect with Enchiladas Suizas, Grilled Spicy Chipotle Chicken, or Tinga de Pollo Tostadas


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